The Groovy food company kindly sent me these two agave dressing to review. Both are delicious summery dressing that are free from artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.If you are a vegan like myself the list of salad dressings that you can buy is quite limited, but now I have this 2 to add to my vegan shopping list. Hooray!
If you don’t mind a bit of agave nectar every now and again these dressing are perfect for you. I love every ingredient in both of the dressing. Nice pungent balsamic, fresh basil taste , a bit of garlic and of cource that sweet taste of agave work very well together, I love the fact that every ingredient in the dressing can be eaten by itself and it’s vegan friendly.
I have used agave nectar from the Groovy Food Company, but used in dressings takes to another level, which I prefer.
Here are only a few ways that I used them in the last few days.
This is very easy to make. All you need is your favourite onion bhaji or vegetable pakora. You can make them yourself, but I normally get mine from Sainsburys or the Co-op as they are vegan. I roasted some courgettes for extra juiciness. It takes only 15-20 minutes to prepare them in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add your favorite leafy greens, chop some tomatoes, spring onions and sprinkle with hemp seeds. Although the packaging said marinade I used it as a salad dressing and it was perfect-nice, rich and delicious.
This combination is very easy to make and if you are having a BBQ you can easily make the mushrooms on the grill. For more variety you can also add some other vegetables like aubergines and courgettes. All nicely seasoned with this creamy dressing. I used an iron cast griddle to cook the mushrooms and the peppers. To make the spicy bean mix simply fry 1 medium onion until golden brown, then add some cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and a bit of coriander.Then add 1/2 tin of chopped tomatoes and 1 tin of butter beans and let it cook for about 10 minutes on low heat, until the tomatoes are cooked. Serve on a bed of spinach and sprinkle with some chives. It is a delicious hearty meal, that I enjoyed with the family.
The Groovy Food agave dressing compliments this dish perfectly with it’s sweet and creamy texture. It is a meal I will be making again and it would make a nice addition to a dinner party as well.
Here is another idea.This bean wrap takes only 10-15 minutes to make. Simply fry some of your favourite beans with some leeks and parsley, season with paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper. I also added a few mushrooms, as I had to use them up. Add about 1/2 cup of water and cook on a low heat until the water evaporates. Then on a side chop some celery, iceberg lettuce and avocado. Add a few green olives and a nice dollop of the creamy balsamic dressing. Roll up and enjoy!
If I have to compare the two dressings I would choose the creamy balsamic.the main reason for that is simply because I love basil in any shape or form. The combination of all the ingredients creates a truly deep and rich taste, which made my bean wraps and Portobello mushroom burgers even nicer. It is also a dressing that I can bring when I am going to a BBQs this summer. The part that I like the best about the dressings is that I find them very versatile and very tasty.
These are only a couple of the vegan friendly products that The Groovy Food Company offer.
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